Passengers need to be a higher PPP priority on 26/03/2010
London TravelWatch has called for all parties in the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) on the London Underground to put passengers first and to stop haemorrhaging taxpayers’ money on lawyers and consultants.
London TravelWatch gave written and oral evidence to the House of Commons’ Transport Select Committee's Inquiry into the PPP agreements, published today.
Sharon Grant, Chair, London TravelWatch, said: “Essentially, passengers do not care who does the work on the tube and are completely uninterested in the contract wrangling. However, they do care about the disruption, particularly the on the Jubilee Line, and they do care that the tube network is maintained and developed for the future.
“Passengers feel they have been failed by decision-makers at every level. It really is a case of a plague on both your houses. It needs to be sorted once and for all.”
London TravelWatch’s submission to the House of Commons’ Transport Select Committee Inquiry can be downloaded here.
For more information, please contact the London TravelWatch press office on 020 7726 9953 or 07734 055494
The voice of London's transport users
26 March 2010